Notwithstanding the unnecessary photoshop interventions, Maria looks really good in these pictures. My favourites are the ones in the two pieces.
I have to admit though that (despite being better than the Russian ones) also this photoshoot falls somehow short of delivering Maria's natural beauty and charm. I agree with those who mentioned that in some of her red carpet or Sugarpova appearances she looks more attractive and sexy.
I bet the best pictures are still in John Russo's SD card or computer.
(Thanks slvr1969 for the pics...)